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Tiny dinosaurs

Tiny dinosaurs
Written and illustrated by Joel Stewart
Puffin £6.99
ISBN: 978-0192744548

This delightful picture book is narrated by Rex, the small dog who is Daisy’s pet. Daisy is obsessed with dinosaurs and feels sure some may still exist. So, she and Rex spend ages together searching for them. Eventually they find some tiny dinosaurs in the garden, and Daisy is delighted. Rex is less keen though – he is no longer the centre of Daisy’s world, so he packs up and leaves home. However, when Daisy and the dinosaurs come looking for him he realises she does still care and learns an important lesson about embracing change. Colourful pictures and clearly presented text tell the story economically, with good humour, and with real feeling too. The pictures are disarmingly simple, yet the expressive eyes of the characters tell us exactly what they are thinking. This charming book is a definite winner for reading aloud and for talking about the simple lesson it contains.

Liz Dubber


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